Cristiano Ronaldo is the world's highest-paid footballer

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Cristiano Ronaldo is the world
Cristiano Ronaldo is the world

23 Sep 2021: Cristiano Ronaldo is the world's highest-paid footballer

The legendary Cristiano Ronaldo is the world's highest-paid footballer.According to Forbes, Ronaldo has overtaken Lionel Messi to take the top spot.Ronaldo moved to Manchester United in the summer from Juventus and is going strong.Meanwhile, Messi, whose 21-year journey with Barcelona got over, has had a difficult start to his Paris Saint-Germain stint.Here we present you the details.

$125m: Ronaldo tops the show with $125mn in earnings

36-year-old Ronaldo is showing no signs of stopping on and off the pitch.He tops the show with $125mn in earnings.Ronaldo is drawing a net salary of $70mn at Manchester United.The rest of his earnings are from valuable commercial partnerships with the likes of Nike, Herbalife and Clear shampoo, besides the range of CR7-branded products, which include everything from underwear to hotels.

$110m: Messi follows suit with $110mn in earnings

Messi is second on the list after taking a significant pay cut to join PSG.His earnings in Barcelona was reportedly a reason for his departure after La Liga intervened.However, Messi still earns $75mn in wages at PSG.Messi, who topped the list last year, earns an estimated $35m in commercial endorsements from Adidas and Pepsi, among several other brand partners.

Duo: PSG duo Neymar and Mbappe is next

PSG superstars Neymar follows Ronaldo and Messi to take the third place.The Brazilian international signed a new four-year contract extension with PSG earlier this year.The report adds that Neymar pockets $95mn in earnings.Notably, Neymar had signed an exclusive content deal with video-sharing app Triller in November 2020.Kylian Mbappe is fourth with earnings of $43mn.He is expected to leave PSG.

Other players: Other players that make the top 10

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is fifth, earning $41mn.Bayern Munich ace Robert Lewandowski ($35mn) is next. Lewandowski owns several business ventures, including his own personal RL9 clothing and coffee brands.Former Barca legend Andres Iniesta is seventh, earning $35mn. He has extended his contract with Japanese club Vissel Kobe until 2023.Paul Pogba ($34mn), Gareth Bale ($32mn), and Eden Hazard ($29mn) complete the list.

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